This has been a truly remarkable year for our small school. We qualified for 7 County Finals and we won 4 of them!
We are Wiltshire Champions in: Girl's football, Netball, Mixed Cricket and Girls' Cricket!
BBC Radio Wiltshire heard of this outstanding success and Mrs Alvis was invited live to their radio show one evening in August to talk about these achievements!
Winners of the Lavington and Devizes Cluster netball tournament!
'... that physical education and opportunities to take part in competitive sport are especially exciting.'
It's official - we were the winners of the County Finals today - and therefore the most excellent team in the whole of Wiltshire!
PE and Sport Premium
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016-2017 to improve provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school Headteachers who will have the freedom to choose how they spend the money. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
The PE Grant, Allocation in 2017-2018
In the academic year 2017-2018 Five Lanes CE VC Primary School received a PE Grant. This is paid in two instalments - June and November.
The following will be funded during the academic year: (Please note all costings are approximate).
|Professional Sports Coaches||£1,500|
|Travel to Sporting Events||£1,000|
|Break time and lunch time sporting activities.||£2,000|
|Devizes Schools Sports Network||£5,000|
|Sport Sheds for storage||£320|
|More Able Children||£500|
|Staffing costs to provide cover for staff to attend sporting events.||£1,000|
Through our membership in the Devizes Schools Sports Network (DSSN), there has been an increase in teacher’s pedagogical knowledge through observing a specialist PE teacher. Schemes of work that have been developed will ensure sustainability. The children have accessed a range of inter-school events including Dance, Gym and muli-skills Festivals (for Foundation, KS1 and KS2) which have been very positively received. A greater number of inter-school tournaments have been entered enabling more children to participate. For more information please follow this link http://www.devizessport.co.uk/ See our class pages for photos and further information.
The children are more active at break times as well as lunchtimes. The children have trained as Young Sports Leaders at both sites and regularly plan and deliver lunch time sessions to all of the children. These are greatly enjoyed by children and staff.
It is the responsibility of the Headteacher, and P.E. leader, to report to the Governors on the progress being made towards improving PE provision in our school.
On Monday 2nd of October 2017 Cassie Patten, who is an Olympic swimming medallist, came to our school to inspire our children by sharing her own journey to success. She explained how she overcame many difficulties both at school, and as a swimmer to succeed at the highest level.
After that, all children completed circuits (see photos) to help to raise money to support the British Olympic athletes. We have supported the stars of the future!
All of the children have the opportunity to have swimming lessons at the Blue Pool in Melksham. We use excellent instructors who are encouraging and supportive. Children are taught a range of strokes, and all aim to swim a minimum of 25 metres as well as self-rescue. We use some of our P.E. funding to subsidise swimming lessons.
By the end of Year 6, the following percentage of children passed the national requirements - this means that in addition to swimming 25 metres, they can also tread water for one minute, push and glide as well as fetch a sinker from the bottom of the pool:
2018-19: 100% (15 children)
2017-18 - 91% (11 children)
2016-17 - 94% (19 children)